Why do we tell stories?                 What makes a story                  interesting?
A Personal Narrative…A personal    • Tells a story of theNarrative…a      author    • Relates events in           sequence...
Story…• Your story should have all of the  elements of a plot  – Exposition  – Rising action  – Climax  – Falling action  ...
Sequence…  Your plot should follow chronological    order  • Avoid skipping around– it confuses the    reader  • Flashback...
Details… Your details should answer the 5 W’s   and H: • Who? • What? • Where? • When? • Why? • How?
Sensory Details…Details should incorporate the 5 senses in order to make the reader feel like they are experiencing the st...
Touch
SOUND
taste
smell
sight
Conflict &  Tension…• Every good story has a protagonist (main  character) with a problem to overcome.• The story is built...
Purpose… Your story should have a purpose: • Persuade • Inform • Entertain
Narrative Essay Intro
Narrative Essay Intro
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Narrative Essay Intro

  1. 1. Why do we tell stories? What makes a story interesting?
  2. 2. A Personal Narrative…A personal • Tells a story of theNarrative…a author • Relates events in sequence • Includes detailed observation of people, places and events • Involves conflict and tension • Has a purpose
  3. 3. Story…• Your story should have all of the elements of a plot – Exposition – Rising action – Climax – Falling action – Resolution
  4. 4. Sequence… Your plot should follow chronological order • Avoid skipping around– it confuses the reader • Flashbacks should be used carefully
  5. 5. Details… Your details should answer the 5 W’s and H: • Who? • What? • Where? • When? • Why? • How?
  6. 6. Sensory Details…Details should incorporate the 5 senses in order to make the reader feel like they are experiencing the story with the author.
  7. 7. Touch
  8. 8. SOUND
  9. 9. taste
  10. 10. smell
  11. 11. sight
  12. 12. Conflict & Tension…• Every good story has a protagonist (main character) with a problem to overcome.• The story is built on that character’s journey to overcome the conflict.
  13. 13. Purpose… Your story should have a purpose: • Persuade • Inform • Entertain

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